via lactea


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Via \Vi"a\ (v[imac]"[.a] or v[=e]"[.a]), n. [L. See Way.]
   A road or way.
   [1913 Webster]

   Via Lactea [L.] (Astron.), the Milky Way, or Galaxy. See
      Galaxy, 1.

   Via media [L.] (Theol.), the middle way; -- a name applied
      to their own position by the Anglican high-churchmen, as
      being between the Roman Catholic Church and what they term
      extreme Protestantism.
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